Rituals, Routines and Relationships… I’ve got this?

Every classroom that has been in full swing for four or more days probably appears like a well-oiled machine.  It amazes me how quickly teachers and students alike adopt procedures, rituals and routines with lightening speed and quickly move into the content. We all give heavy thought to developing relationships with our students and, IContinue reading “Rituals, Routines and Relationships… I’ve got this?”

What is a #growthmindset?

Recently a fellow colleague, @LisaDegnan1 and #newbie blogger (Blog: Teaching and Learning With and Through Others) shared the excitement of self-directed autonomous professional development. Lisa Degnan and Husband With her permission I am “re-blogging” her post titled “Best Summer Professional Development” “Have you ever written curriculum?  Looking at the standards, breaking down the TEKS, andContinue reading “What is a #growthmindset?”

ROLE Reversal Observed

A few months ago I was introduced to the ROLE approach via a discussion with 7th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher, Sara Hutson.  She had been talking with friend and fellow colleague, Kat Julian, an 8th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher at Coppell Middle School East, from Coppell I.S.D.. After Sara shared her contagious curiosity about thisContinue reading “ROLE Reversal Observed”

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